and to some extent in the chattering classes more generally.

Vanloon

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Opinion | The Making of an Ignoramus


He is more ignorant about policy than you can possibly imagine, even when you take into account the fact that he is more ignorant than you can possibly imagine. But his ignorance isn’t as unique as it may seem: In many ways, he’s just doing a clumsy job of channeling nonsense widely popular in his party, and to some extent in the chattering classes more generally.

Q: I know the literal meaning of 'more generally', but here, I cannot get it clearly. Could you explain about it please?
 
  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    It’s meant literally. But it implies that the people within “his party” also belong to “the chattering classes” — hence more generally rather than just generally.
     

    Uncle Jack

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    British English
    I read it that "the chattering classes more generally" means the chattering classes even including those outside of his party.
    he’s just doing a clumsy job of channeling nonsense widely popular in his party
    he’s just doing a clumsy job of channeling nonsense widely popular to some extent in the chattering classes more generally.​
     
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